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  1. On 9/13/2018 at 12:54 AM, scalyfreak said:

    Your name was sufficient indication that you are a badass. Xena and Star Trek confirmed it. :P 

     

    Welcome to the guild! I will follow this thread because of the great potential for Lipstick Envy.

     

     

    Hello and thank you! Yes, I have been known throw on eyeliner and a dramatic lip to go to a concert right after Crossfit, hahaha

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  2. On 9/11/2018 at 1:48 PM, Grumble said:

    NEW WARRIOR!

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    Your dieting schedule boggles my mind. I barely remember to eat on schedule let alone cycle through actual plans.

    It kinda happens with the seasons. When I start craving fruit in the summer, I switch to Paleo. When I start craving Ghee in the Fall, I switch to Keto/IF. I also love the IF eating window because I can basically eat a giant breakfast and skip dinner, which gives me one less thing to worry about. 

  3. This is my second challenge. The first went pretty well and I want to continue my successes and level up. 

     

    NUMBERS

    Current NF Level: 23

    Back Squat PR: 205lbs

    RDL PR: 235lbs

    Bench Press PR: 100lbs

     

    I cut my teeth on classical mythology, Xena, and Star Trek. I gravitate more toward film/TV nerdery, and have a soft spot for David Mack’s Kabuki comic series. I also started LARPing a year ago. (I’ll be at Armistice Arcane II in January, in case anyone else is as well!)

     

    Fitness-wise, I’ve been around the block. Fencing, weight lifting, Muay Thai, MMA, pole dancing, aerial, Crossfit, etc. I love them all, but alas consistency is my lifelong Boss Battle. I know that positive peer pressure works well for me, so here I am! I’m going to focus my goals on pivot points - I know that if I get these in line, my other good habits stack into place.

     

    I have clinical doctorates in Naturopathic and classical Chinese medicine (doing 2 doctorates at once was not great for exercise consistency, hah) and am a Certified Nutrition Specialist. It is important to me that I walk the walk and maintain the same good habits that I ask of my patients.

     

    CHALLENGE GOALS

    I. Maintain the skills from my previous goal: Wake up at 6:20 everyday, no snooze button. Go to my Warrior classes and avoid canceling anything I have scheduled: Crossfit on M,Th, F; Personal training Tu; Barbell Club on M, Tu, F. I rest on Wed and Sat, and occasionally do a fun physical activity like aerial on Sundays. 

     

    II. Personal Development: Every evening, I will spend 20-30 minutes reading a book in my field as opposed to mindless scrolling the internet. 

     

    III. Keto cut! I do cycle on and off of Keto. I typically do modified Paleo in the summer, moderate Keto and IF in the Fall/Winter. I generally use Keto to cut and Paleo to maintain. It's been working really well for me this year, so I'm going to continue. 

     

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  4. Week Three update:

     

    Successes: Still going strong waking up early. Even on weekends my body seems happy with it. I’ve also improved my reading habits in the evening- much more fulfilling than scrolling Facebook. 

     

    I did hit a workout lull toward the end of last week. I wasn’t as careful with my diet as I should have been, and I ran out of the supplements I use to mitigate damage. My GI has not been happy for the past 5 days, though I’m recovering now. 

     

    Got to training this morning despite feeling blerg, which is a big deal. AND I’m joining my box’s barbell club tonight! 

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  5. Log: Thursday August 30th, 2018

     

    I: Woke at 6:25.

    II: Morning mile, home workout. 

    III. Continued books, and streamlined kindle app. 

     

    NF Level: 23!!!

     

    UPDATE: 

    I've decided to transition my Log style to reflect how I'm going through the challenges, which is with weekly reviews instead of daily. I keep a written log and don't feel the need to keep doing both, especially given how quickly this thread grows! So I'm going to do daily journal logs, and post weekly updates here. 

  6. 33 minutes ago, DragonEmrys said:

     

    *flexing bicep emoji*

     

    Where do you do aerial? I've been wanting to get into either pole or aerial, but location and cost are A Thing.

     

    Yeah pole and aerial tend to be pricey because they can only fit so many people in a class and teaching labor is fairly high. I actually go to Pinnacle Parkour Philadelphia, oddly enough. They do a punchcard that equates to 20 bucks per class, and the first one was free. Aerial is not their specialty the way it would be from most gyms, but I am able to make their class time and it’s near my work in East Falls. 

     

    Definitely check Groupon- sometimes pole studios will have good starter pack deals. 

     

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  7. Week 2 Check-In

     

     I was very successful this week, especially with waking on time and going to Crossfit/doing mobility on rest days. Today I killed it: Crossfit in the morning, aerial in the afternoon, and walked over 8000 steps!

     

    Oddly enough reading at night has been the most difficult to maintain, in part because I’m sufficiently tired at night. Instead, I’ve been reading at 15 minute intervals rather than robotically browsing through Facebook. I call that a win. 

     

    Onward to Week 3!

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  8. 4-Week Challenge Update: One week down! So far so good. I managed to keep my goals going strong on Saturday. Sunday... ehhhh. Going to sleep at 5:30 am after a night of revelry did not lead to a 6:25 wakeup, haha. Otherwise, last week was pretty successful. 

     

    AND! I took my one month measurements/photos. This season is more about strength/composition change and maintaining my previous 20lb weight loss than it is about continued weight loss. I think I'm on the right track. My weight has only gone down 1-2 lbs, but I've lost 4.5" total around my body and improved some muscle tone. V happy!

  9. Update: One week down! So far so good. I managed to keep my goals going strong on Saturday. Sunday... ehhhh. Going to sleep at 5:30 am after a night of revelry did not lead to a 6:25 wakeup, haha. Otherwise, last week was pretty successful. 

     

    AND! I took my one month measurements/photos. This season is more about strength/composition change and maintaining my previous 20lb weight loss than it is about continued weight loss. I think I'm on the right track. My weight has only gone down 1-2 lbs, but I've lost 4.5" total around my body and improved some muscle tone. V happy!

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  10. 17 hours ago, redgrill18 said:

    I'm a huge believer in TCM :)  Was trying for my munchkin for over a year and headed back to my acupuncturist for some help and was preggo on the second cycle with the help of some herbs.  I had seen her and used TCM with her in the past for regulating my cycle to great (and very quick) success after 6 months all over the place b/c of an IUD.  And if I ever doubted whether they 'do anything' or not it was quickly cured by accidentally taking herbs during the wrong time of the month and having pretty immediate bad reactions when there was nothing but kittens and puppies taken at the correct time.  So cool!

     

    How is 625 going?

     

    Congratulations on your munchkin! I’ve spent a year working part-time with a Chinese doc who specializes in fertility. There are many baby pictures on the wall from happy patients. 

     

    6:25 is going great! My body’s been adjusting well and waking naturally around 6:15. 

     

     

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